Jefferson County History Center

Yes! We're Re-Opening Sign.

The History Center is reopening to normal operations beginning on Saturday, February 27th with our Annual Bowdish Birthday Bash.

Open hours are from 11 am - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

COVID Mask restrictions apply!

For information - (814) 849-0077 or email

We make history fun for all ages

Explore Local History

Jefferson County History Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1967. Our mission is to present Jefferson County's history to county residents and visitors through our exhibits, educational programs, and publications.

JCHC postcard website

Museum Gift Shop

The JCHC museum shop contains publications, logo apparel,  educational items, toys and local souvenirs relating to Jefferson County and the surrounding region to meet the interest of young and old. Many of our publications can be ordered online using the link below.

Research & Geneaology

The JCHC provides research facilities including an extensive library, public computers with free research programming, geneaology resources, and an extensive searchable archives database relating to the history of Jefferson County.  Contract or assisted research is available. 

Jefferson County History Center

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